Dublin, Ireland – April 8, 2018 – 9 Story Distribution Internationalis pleased to announce that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the new stop-motion animated children’s series, THE DIARY OF BITA & CORA (26 x 5’) from Spain’s TV ON Producciones. The program is TV ON’s first series aimed at children and has a targeted completion date of September 2018.
Created for children 4-6, THE DIARY OF BITA & CORA was produced by Paloma Mora (Brava, Tierra Quemada, El Amor no es lo que era, Un suave olor a canela) and directed by Vicente Mallols Tomás (The Cryptozoologist). 9 Story Distribution International will launch the series at MIPTV this month and showcase the first completed episode.
The program follows Bita and Cora, two adventurous friends who spend their days together exploring the universe in a spaceship. When they stumble upon a curious new planet named Pruna, the duo decide to stay and learn everything there is to know about this fascinating new place and its curious inhabitants, the Elms. The Elms are quick to join in with Bita and Cora’s daily adventures, eager to help and show them everything there is to know about their far-out planet.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with TV ON Producciones on “THE DIARY OF BITA & CORA” said Alix Wiseman, VP Acquisitions & Business Development for 9 Story Distribution International. “It is rare to find a stop-motion series of this caliber and it complements our catalogue perfectly. We think it has tremendous potential for global audiences who will delight in the warm and compelling stories of friendship and discovery.”
“It was a pleasure to meet Alix Wiseman at Annecy last year, when we were just starting to work on THE DIARY OF BITA AND CORA,” said Paloma Mora. “It's a delight to partner with a distribution company as reputable as 9 Story Distribution International. At TV ON Producciones, we are producing this series with so much love, always with the audience in mind. It is our hope that kids around the world will watch it and learn something special from each adventure.”
About 9 Story Distribution International
9 Story Distribution International is the international distribution arm of 9 Story Media Group, a leading content creator, producer and distributor of kids & family focused intellectual property. Recognized around the world for best-in-class brands such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, Wild Kratts, Barney and Garfield and Friends, 9 Story Distribution International represents over 2,700 half hours of animated and live action programming, seen on some of the most respected international channels and platforms. With facilities in Toronto, New York, Dublin and Manchester, the 9 Story Media group of companies employ over 600 creative and corporate staff.
About TV ON Producciones
TV ON Producciones is a Spanish production company created in 2000 under the direction of Paloma Mora (CEO/Producer). Located in Valencia, Spain, with 18 years of experience in the audiovisual field, it has produced feature films (Brava, El Amor no es lo que era, Un suave olor a canela), documentary feature films (Tierra Quemada, Tierra sin Mal) animation (The Cryptozoologist) and many entertainment TV programs. The Diary of Bita and Cora, directed by Vicente Mallols, is a recent “big bet” for the company, which mixes the highest quality stop motion technique with highly imaginative storytelling for kids.
For further information:
Jennifer Ansley, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, 9 Story Media Group
+1 416 530-9900 ext 230, firstname.lastname@example.org